Ebola will be boxed to corner – Governors say

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ebola virus ABUJA – Governors of the 36 on Wednesday in Abuja assured citizens that the Ebola virus would soon be contained as the spread was being controlled across the .

Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State made this known when he briefed State House correspondents after an Ebola virus meeting of the governors, summoned by President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said the state governments had the capacity fight and contain the virus, saying already had been put in place by the respectively curtail the spread.

“We all came out of this meeting happy, happy because of the initiative of Mr President.

“The collaborative efforts just mentioned by the Gov. of ; has come the fore; people are now prepared fight this Ebola; Ebola certainly be boxed to a corner.

“We have agreed to deal with this (virus). Having heard professionals, the Commissioners for Health, has actually been shown that we have the capacity to fight Ebola. [eap_ad_2] “The Minister (of Health) has been very useful, in not just his suggestions, but also in things that be done.’’

Also addressing the correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of warned contractors against supplying fake or sub-standard equipment for the of the Ebola virus.

According to him, victims of the virus should not be kept in prayer houses as the disease requires orthodox medicine in addition to the prayer.

“This is not the to make fast . Next week be defining for to know what cases have multiplied. This is not something you keep in religious house to pray.

“Infected persons are not patients you can move by taxis, if they need prayers now can be done electronically.

“We are now 99 per cent following the cases. We need to have a 100 per cent because if we have infected person it is a risk not just .

“We have to drop traditional behaviours such as shaking of hands and nobody should be offended.

“We have to stop defecating and urinating in , particularly at this of challenges,’’ he said.[eap_ad_3]